Emotions on show in Alpine’s climb
ROM love, lust, anxiety, learning and travelling, Alpine’s debut album A is for Alpine, is about enjoying the highs and lows of being in your twenties.
The Melbourne-based six-piece features two lead singers – Phoebe Baker and Lou James – who aren’t afraid to explore personal emotions.
‘‘I still get nervous and there is definitely anxiety when releasing an album. It’s a personal album and we are very proud of it. We wrote it together and had fun doing so,’’ Baker says.
Baker says her childhood dream was to be a musician.
‘‘It’s very different to how I expected it to be,’’ she says, laughing.
‘‘It’s a jumble of emotions. And there was a lot more work than I expected, like business aspects, which is understandable. When you are a child you think it’s all fun and games, but it’s hard work when you want to put on a great show every night.’’
Baker says Alpine’s live show is visually, as well as musically, interesting.
‘‘It’s a lot of fun and a little bit theatrical. Lou and I love Grace Jones and David Bowie. We love to get dressed up in jumpsuits and glitter,’’ she says.
‘‘We lose ourselves dancing – we definitely can’t dance like Beyonce – but I want the audience to feel comfortable dancing like a goof.’’
Baker says she loves sharing lead singer duties with James, who has been one of her closest friends for 10 years.
‘‘The support on stage is great. We lean on each other and can help boost each other. Everyone in the band has been good friends for a while,’’ she says.
‘‘It happened organically. Things have moved fast and we are lucky to have each other. It’s like brother and sister relationships. It’s good when you are in a band and can feel people support you.’’
Alpine, Clubfeet and Georgi Kay play the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday night.
Melbourne band Alpine